Grumpy Frumpy Green Drake

Cheech- July 2021

Tveryone knows that my absolute favorite dry fly to fish is the Grumpy Frumpy.  It's been in my arsenal in a variety of colors for about 15 years, and for good reason...  It is a fish catching machine.   For the purists, we know it's really just a dumb ol' drunella, but we'll call them drakes because that's what the rest of the normal world calls them.  I whipped up several in big sizes and greenish colors with really good success even for pretty picky fish!  I think this pattern really hits the nail on the head to imitate a cripple or emerging drake, but at the end of the day I don't really care what the fish think it is as long as they stick their snouts in the air to gulp them down.  Feel free to tweak sizes and colors to match your local bugs!  

***NOTE***  The hackle isn't listed in the recipe below.  I like to use any olive dyed hackle, but on this one it's an olive dyed grizzly high and dry cape that has hackles to match the size of the hook. See options here

Material List
  • Hook: Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph - 10
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0 - Fl. Yellow
  • Dubbing: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Olive
  • Tail: Sparkle Emerger Yarn - Black
  • Tail Alternate: Antron Yarn - Carded - Black
  • Tail Alternate: Bett's Z-Lon - Black - Standard
  • Body: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Olive
  • Wing: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - Dark Dun
  • Legs: Grizzly Micro Legs - Olive
  • Hackle Options Here

    Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    Fly Tying Foam - 2mm
    Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

    Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

    $1.99
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

    $10.99
    Sparkle Emerger Yarn
    Sparkle Emerger Yarn

    Sparkle Emerger Yarn

    $4.25
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

    $3.50
    Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing
    Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

    Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

    $2.25
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded
    Antron Yarn - Carded

    Antron Yarn - Carded

    $1.75
    Antron Yarn
    Antron Yarn

    Antron Yarn

    $2.99
    Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph
    Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

    Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

    $8.35
    Grizzly Micro Legs
    Grizzly Micro Legs

    Grizzly Micro Legs

    $4.50